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Classic Vehicle Identification

Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler DeSoto Dodge Ford Henry J Hudson Kaiser / Frazer Lincoln Mercury Nash Oldsmobile Packard Plymouth Pontiac Studebaker Volkswagen Willys Also of Interest: Popular Automatic Transmission Identification Chart Early Ford Beam Axle [Read More…]
Making Sense of Synthetic Lubricants
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How To Make Sense of Synthetic Lubricants

All of us have seen countless ads telling us to change our engine oil every 3000 miles. But what are we to believe? Or more relevant, what is right for you? This article has the facts about synthetic oils, petroleum based oils, and additives so that you can make an informed decision about what is right for your cars. [Read More…]
1946-53 American Classic Car Technical Sheets
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1946-53 American Classic Car Technical Sheets

The following American Classic Car Technical Sheets show exploded views of all major body parts and the corresponding OEM part numbers and frame dimensions. 1946-49 models also include electrical wiring diagrams. This information is invaluable [Read More…]
Common Firing Orders
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Common Firing Orders

MSD Ignition created this helpful chart that display many common V8 firing orders and distrubutor direction for AMC, Buick, Chevy, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac. [Read More…]
Mechanical Fuel Pumps vs. Electric Fuel Pumps
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Mechanical Fuel Pumps vs. Electric Fuel Pumps

A fuel pump is a basic essential component that is a part of every vehicle. Fuel has to be pumped from the fuel tank to the engine, and it has to be delivered under low pressure to the carburetor. There are two different types of fuel pumps, mechanical and electrical, but mechanical is quickly dying out. [Read More…]
How To Measure Your Wheel Bolt Pattern
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Wheel Bolt Pattern Cross Reference ~ What Wheels Fit?

Use the Wheel Bolt Pattern Cross Reference to select your wheel bolt or lug pattern: Select Number of Lugs and Stud Spread in either Inches or Millimeters. The results will display Make, Model and Year as well as the OEM Wheel Size (diameter and width) plus Stud Size, Hub Center Bore and Offset. [Read More…]
Engine Displacement Calculator
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Engine Displacement Calculator

This calculator determines the displacement of the engine by two methods; selecting the engine to get the geometry of the configuration, or by the geometry to get the engine. You may select the engine manufacturer and designation to get the exact parameters. [Read More…]
Differential Rear-End Gear Calculator
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Differential Gear Ratio Calculator

Enter the maximum potential safe engine RPM. Enter the tire size diameter and the target vehicle speed in MPH. Click “Calculate Differential Gear Ratio”. The value will be returned in estimated differential gear ratio, based on the entered values. [Read More…]